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Art and DT

Week 12 - wb 13th July.

This week we would like you to reflect on your time in Year 1 and your time in lockdown.  What are your memories?  Can you complete a memory jar?  Watch the video to find out how to complete your memory jar.

Art Memory jar - 14/07/2020

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Week 11 - wb 6th July.


Please remember to photograph your art work and send to



Mondrian - Week beginning 06/07/2020

Mondrian - Week beginning 06/07/2020

Activity 3

Look at the ocean pictures provided below and think about the different colours you can see.  What about the use of lines? .  Can you create your own picture of the ocean in the style of Mondrian?  What colours will you use?  Will your lines be straight?  You can use a range of medium from pastels, chalks, collage, paint, crayons or felt tip pens.

Activity 2

Relook at the painting below titled 'Composition III'.  Do you like it?  What is it like?  What do you notice about his use of colour and line? 

How could we replicate the painting? 

We would like you to have a go at replicating this painting, you can choose any medium from paint, collage, pastels, chalks, wax crayons, colouring pencils or felt tip pins.  Think carefully about how you can create those straight lines and what you might need to use.

Activity 1

This week we are focusing on the artist 'Piet Mondrian'.  Read the information below to find out more about him.

Look through his different paintings and think about his style.  What do you think?  Which is your favourite?  Why?  Look at the question cards and use these to talk through the paintings with a grown-up at home.

Week 9


Please remember to photograph your art work and send to


Activity 4

Relook at Vincent Van Gogh's painting 'Starry Night'.  Remember the work we did in activity 2 thinking about the colours he used, what they were like and why we thought he used them.  Can you add colour to your seascape outline from yesterday in the style of Vincent Van Gogh?  What colours would you use?  Would they be light or dark?  You can use pencil crayons, pastels, chalks or paints.  If you use chalks or pastels remember you can blend the colours together.  We can't wait to see your finished pictures.


Activity 3

Look at the seascape picture below.  This activity focuses on creating a seascape picture in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.  What will we need to remember so it replicates his style?  What types of lines will we need to use?  Can we use a variety of different lines to create the picture?  Sketch the outline of your seascape in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.  Can you draw lines inside your outline to replicate the style of 'Starry Night'?  Remember to keep your outline for activity 4.


Activity 2

This activity focuses on colour.

Relook at the painting below 'Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh.  Look at his use of colour.  What colours has he used?  Are they light or dark?  Why?  Why are the stars brighter?  If it was a day time painting, would the colours be different?  How?  Using your outline from activity 1, can you add colour to replicate Vincent Van Gogh's painting.  You could use coloured pencils like Mrs Wheatley or if you have some chalks or pastels you could use those.  If you have chalks or pastels you could try and smudge or blend the colours using your fingers.


Activity 1


This activity focuses on line.

Look at the painting below 'Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh.  What makes it different to a photograph?  Look at his use of lines.  Using a pencil experiment creating different lines; short lines, long lines, thick lines, thin lines, solid lines, dotty lines.  Now could you draw your own outline of the 'Starry Night' painting, have a try using short lines.  For an extra challenge could you add short lines inside the outline?  Keep your picture as you will need it for activity 2.

Van Gogh.mp4

Still image for this video
Week 8

Weaving - Can you follow the instructions and make a turtle? What other sea creatures can you make?

Week 7
Now lets put your skills to the test!  Can you paint a picture of the ocean in the style of Seurat?

The Beach by Seurat

I painted a picture in the style of Seurat. I used cotton buds to paint the small dots.

Week 6!


This week we're going to have a look at pointillism (what a big word!) it basically means painting with spots. 


We're going to have a look at Seurat's work and practise the technique this week, and then next week you're going to put your new skills to the test! 


Have a look at the link below and some pictures underneath. 


Happy painting!

Seurat's work

Week 5!

This week you can have fun learning to print...



Week 4!


Follow the link and watch this video - - notice how many different painting techniques are used to create the picture. 


Can you create your own sea-scape painting using different painting techniques AND materials? Maybe you could use a paintbrush, some toothpicks, a sponge... what else can you find?! - see below for an example.


Don't forget to show us your pictures!

WEEK 3 Creating a collage.

Week 2

This week we are going to focus on our drawing skills.  We are going to create a self-portrait.


What is a self-portrait?  Before we begin can you find out what a self-portrait is?  Carefully look in a mirror at your face, what do you notice?  Can you describe your features?


Now watch the video below which is going to help you draw a self-portrait.


Looking in a mirror carefully and using a pencil have a go at your own self-portrait.  Think about what you saw on the video to help you.


Now you have had an attempt.  Watch ‘Austin’s Butterfly’, do you remember seeing this in class?


Look at your work and think about what you like and what you need to improve.  Can you have a second attempt?  Compare it to the first.


Now you have mastered some of the skills of drawing a self-portrait can you now try a third attempt?  But this time can you do it so you add features to make you look like a pirate?  Maybe add some colour too.   


We can’t wait to see the results, email us a photograph.

Have fun!

Week 1


Hello Year 1! Please see the photos provided and read the information below - enjoy creating your masterpieces!


In the photos, I choose to finish my art in one go - but it's up to you whether or not you can do it in one day or spread it throughout the week! 


I found something on the internet which explains how you can make paints from natural materials - 


Basically, all paints are a type of dye and the colour comes from pigments.

Paints are made from two things: pigment and a binder. The binder helps the colour stay on whatever you’re painting on!

Every colour can be made by mixing other colours together: the primary colours. They’re red, blue, and yellow!

We’re going to make those colours and then you can mix these to make others.


Blue – blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries!

Red – beetroot, rose petals, cranberries, strawberries!

Yellow – mustard powder, pumpkin, bee pollen!


The website also suggested some things that might make paint, would you find all of these things in the garden/on a walk?


I wonder if you could find out what pigment and binder mean?




If you wanted to spread your art throughout the week, here is an example timetable you may like to follow:


Monday -

Job 1: research what pigment and binder means. 

Job 2: can you create some colour number sentences for the primary and secondary colours? 

e.g. blue + red = purple (maybe you could use coloured pens?)


Tuesday - 

Job 1: on your daily exercise slot, could you go on a walk to collect materials? Remember to try and find things that may make the primary colours. 

Job 2: separate your natural materials into colour piles.


Wednesday - 

Job 1: squash SOME of your natural materials and add a drop of water to create your paint. 

Job 2: experiment with your paints - do you need to sieve them or are they okay lumpy?


Thursday - 

Job 1: with the rest of your natural materials, can you make the paint the same as you did yesterday? 

Job 2: can you choose something to paint? Maybe a flower or your pet? 


Friday - 

Job 1: can you experiment with mixing colours? Which colours can you make? 

Job 2: create a picture with your new colours! 

How Miss Reeves created her picture using natural materials!